In moving forwards the ball carrier should always consider the option of avoiding contact. However, if and when contact is taken it should be on the ball carriers terms in order to achieve this there are call contact management and continuity skills, which should be applied. There are a number of key factors which apply when the ball carrier takes the ball into contact. The ball carrier should have their eyes open and focus on the contact area of the defender. Going into contact a chin off chest low body position should be adopted with a flat back. This is also known as a spine and line starts. The ball carrier should protect the ball keeping it away from the point of contact. By using short steps before contact balance can be maintained but a longer final step to drive forward into the defender is needed. By driving forwards from low to high with the shoulders above the hips contact can be taken on the ball carriers terms. So the key factors when the ball carrier is taking the ball into contact are. The ball carrier should have their eyes open and focus on the contact area of the defender going into contact the ball carrier adopts a low Chin off chest body position with a flat back. The ball carrier should protect the ball keeping it away from the point of contact. The ball carrier should use a longer final step into contact to drive forwards into the defender the ball carrier drives forwards into contact from low to high with shoulders above hips when the ball is taken to ground players must heed the requirements of the laws so that the ball is played immediately and players on the ground Endeavor to move away. There are a number of different contact situations from which the ball carrier they have to take the ball to ground for all of these. There is one set of key factors. The ball carrier must keep control of the ball. The ball must be played immediately. The ball carrier should present the ball as far away from the opposition as possible. However, coaches should bear in mind the following coaching points. Younger players should consider keeping the ball closer to their body when presenting the ball. Keeping the ball closer to the body helps to maintain control in contact and whilst going to ground.